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1998 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 38 repairs.
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1998 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

123700 mi

US $53
Spark plug ignition coil failure 
123000 mi

US $194
Spark plug got wet somehow. Replaced wiring. 
181700 mi

US $250
Tuneup, fuel filter, coils and spark plugs replacement. 

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1998 Ford F-150 2-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

103000 mi Thumping noise when truck was put into 4x4 mode. Everything trans. related was checked. Found cat. converter shield was loose, hitting front drive shaft. Converter shield bent up to fix problem! The fix worked for me! No noise, go figure! 

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1998 Ford F-150 2-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

101000 mi

US $30
PO401 - DPFE Sensor, front universal joint 2WD . . 

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1998 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

150000 mi Blew passenger-side head gasket. Quoted $2,600 for dealership repair ($400 parts, $2,200 labor), recommended engine swap ($4,800). Going to fix it myself. 
145000 mi

US $80
Ignition coil replacemnt 

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1998 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

224000 mi

US $5
After Replacing Spark Plugs and Wires due to a cylinder misfire the #4 spark plug blew out of the cylinder head and had to be re-threaded and replaced. 
229000 mi

US $50
Both Driver and Passenger catalytic converters clogged and not working correctly causing loss of power and rattling along with Engine Code 430. Removed and replaced with piece of pipe. Problem Solved 
231000 mi

US $65
Noticed Heater Core Leaking and Heat Not Working. Replaced Heater Core. Problem Solved 
242000 mi

US $75
Heater Core Leaking AGAIN. Replaced under Oreilly warranty. 

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1998 Ford F-150

6-cylinder manual 2WD

205000 mi

US $230
radiator died 

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1998 Ford F-150 Engine Problems

67 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 1998 Ford F-150. 9 of these members (13.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 14 engine repairs to 1998 Ford F-150s--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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